Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Things I am Thankful for...

My dad wrote a blog similar to this last week sometime and I was reading it and it struck a cord with me...and boy have I needed a little wake up call to really how truly blessed I in an attempt to be like my daddy I am going to list somethings I am so very thankful for.

First and foremost I am thankful for God and Jesus. I am so very thankful for my loving and forgiving Father. And our Savior that went to the cross for all of our sins. I would be nothing without Him.
I am so extremely thankful for my family. I have been so blessed to have the most amazing parents that have taught me so many lessons and that with God ANYTHING truly is possible. I have the most amazing sisters anyone could ever ask for! They will support any kind of party I have and normally have a party themselves!! (Premiere, Thirty One, Partylite, etc. :)) All in all they are pretty amazing!!!I am thankful for Laurie and the fact that she is always there no matter what! I am thankful for Louise and her kind nature and always being calm even when she is aggravated with me! I also have the best brother!!! (In law :)) he is great and will always come to my defense no matter what!! It is nice to have a brother finally! I am so thankful for my relationships I have with my Aunts and Uncles! I don't know if my childhood could have been any better living so close to both sides of my family...GinGin, Kaka, and Aunt Beth are the best!!! (And all the uncles are too...just alot more of them to name!) I also have the most amazing sets of grandparents! Grandma is such an example of a strong Christian woman and I could not be any more thankful that she is in my life! Nana and Papa are so devoted to the Philippine missions and so generous!
I am so thankful for Nathan. He puts up with alot from me and I know I am not the easiest person to date, but he still sticks by...even when its really hard too. I am glad he is in my life and very thankful for his patience.
I am so thankful for Mrs. Strange. She was my kindergarten teacher and she is one of the most positive people I know. She is always there to listen and give GREAT advice. And she also taught me about "Germs" :)
I am thankful for the struggles that I have went through in the past 5 years. Some life changing some not so much but struggles none the less. They have taught me patience and what unconditional love really is. I hope if anything ever happens to me that I have a devoted spouse and children that no matter will be at my side and be my cheerleaders. I am so very thankful for those struggles I truly wouldn't be the person I am today provided I wouldn't have gone through those tough times.
I am thankful for my disappointments, they have taught me not to always rely on other people to do things...sometimes you must do things yourself.
I am thankful for Blake and Adam for not being afraid to stand up and fight for our country and our freedom. Even if it means dying.
I am thankful for those Army wives, Tay, for being strong and knowing the risk and consequences of marrying a military man.
I am so very thankful for my true friends. Few and far between but mean more than anything to me! Thanks for always being there and just listening! Sometimes that is all I need!
Those are just a few things right of the cuff! I am sure i have left something out because the blog that had everything in it would be FOREVER long! I hope that everyone is alittle uplifted today and I hope that even if you don't blog about it you can take sometime to think about all the blessings you have and be thankful for them! We are all truly blessed!